Solidified Water? Does this really work?

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Ask anyone who has ever had to remove a toilet, keeping the water from spilling out the bottom is extremely difficult. If the toilet tilts while lifting, water will pour out and onto the floor. This can be a problem in a bathroom remodel. I like to get a hefty bag worked under the bowl and raise the fixture carefully over into the tub where the water can be emptied.



While in the hardware store today, I saw this product that solidifies the water so that it doesn’t spill. This may require some more investigation before I feel comfortable trying this method.

 

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Marte Cliff
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Hmmm... it must be a product similar to what they use to produce "DriWater."

I'll bet it works. Instead of water you'll have something like jello. I had some room deodorizer once that was in a gel form - it looked like gel crystals. When it evaporated you just added some more water and it "came back to life." I wish I could remember the name and where I got it because it killed odors without leaving any perfume or chemical smell.

Jun 27, 2012 04:11 PM #1
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Charles Buell
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Tom I thought that was what rubber gloves and sponges were for :)

Jun 27, 2012 04:21 PM #2
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Well Marte, at least you helped me to undersatnd how to get the solidified water out. Maybe I will give it a shot.  :)

Jun 27, 2012 04:31 PM #3
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Trust me, I'll be protected Charles. I was more concerned for my surroundings.

Jun 27, 2012 04:32 PM #4
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Lauren Selinsky CRS ePro
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I always learn handy things to know..... on your blog ;)

Jun 27, 2012 05:34 PM #5
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Great to hear from you Lauren, I always appreciate your feedback.

Jun 27, 2012 05:39 PM #6
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Roger D. Mucci
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Interesting Tom, never heard of such a product.  Keep us posted.

Jun 27, 2012 06:58 PM #7
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Debbie Gartner
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Interesting Tom.  I never heard of that.  When we do tile work, we always have a licensed plumber take care of the toilet removal/replacement, esp since that is what most condos and co-ops require here.  I will need to ask our plumber what he thinks abt this.

Jun 27, 2012 07:26 PM #8
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I will Roger, it's good to find new things that can help others with new products.

Jun 27, 2012 10:50 PM #9
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I wonder if he has heard of this sort of product Debbie. I'm curious to know if this technology came from a different application.

Thanks for the comment today!

Jun 27, 2012 10:52 PM #10
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Tom - For some reason, that product makes me think of Lemon Jello.

Jun 28, 2012 01:02 AM #11
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Thanks for the visual Dick, made me laugh.

Jun 28, 2012 12:15 PM #12
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